Starting in February, many families will benefit from the hard work and collaboration of the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors, Children’s Action Alliance, and many of you. The state will begin offering a $75 monthly stipend per child to grandparents and great grandparents who are raising their grand kids through a placement through Child Protective Services.
To qualify, a grandparent or great-grandparent must have an income below 200% of the federal poverty level. In addition, they must not be receiving foster care payments or TANF cash assistance for the grandchildren in their care. Grandparents who might qualify will be contacted by their CPS caseworker and only have to sign a confirmation to apply.
Thanks to all of you for making your voices heard on behalf of Arizona’s grandfamilies! This stipend is a first step and we’ll be calling on you to help us reach more grandfamilies in the years to come.